Review: Pyar Prema Kadhal – Love is in the air

Filmmaker Elan’s ‘Pyaar Prema Kaadhal’ is all about how to handle a relationship that is torn between family and ambition. The usual love tale of a boy falling for a girl, just for her looks and later they both realising their love for each other and their emotions are not new. But, Elan establishes his characters and builds the dissension that looks very close to reality.

A mom who expects a conservative non-working girl to marry her son, a father who felt like he has achieved something making a paper-plain dosa, and a tailor who calls himself unorthodox – are a few among them.

‘PPK’ has a number of moments that any random viewer who is / was in love can relate to. The instance where Sree (Harish Kalyan) gets excited and plonks his mobile after sending a long text and just getting a simple ‘K’ as reply, felt like Elan was sitting next to us and watching things.

Harish’s little emotions work out well on screen. As the movie predominantly travels in the perception of Sree, the stand-alone moments of Sindhuja (Raiza Wilson) are outnumbered. Still, the scene where she shoots her dad dancing, and follows up with it in the later part of the story establishes her character.

The tennis court conversation between Sindhu and her father, a single parent, is where Elan proves he is a wonderful writer.

Notwithstanding all these scenes with realism, there are also some cinematic moments. Is there an MNC in town that organises a presentation session just for a guy to tender his apology? We also get reminded of the climax of La La Land, ‘Seb’s’ look-alike towards the end of PPK – both romantic and cinematic.

There are a few peculiar characters like Sathish, played by Deepz, who is also credited for story discussion, Tailor Thangaraj Anna and Sree office attendant Akka.

All these three characters have their own significance to reflect the mentality of society over relationships.

And, in the row of Mundhaanai Mudichu’s ‘Vaadhiyar’ essayed by Bhagyaraj, and M Kumaran’s ‘Malabar’ by Asin, PPK’s Ivanae joins them for donning an unnamed yet interesting character.

There is a scene where Sree’s voice-over says ‘Yep, I’m a boxer’ imitating VTV’s Karthik. That was totally relevant and humorous.

Yuvan Shankar Raja’s presence is felt almost throughout the film. There are also the sudden occurrences of silence in his background score, that pushes PPK’s emotions deeper.

PPK is a sure treat for youngsters.